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Police Search For Suspect Who Fired Shots After Failed Drug Deal

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DOVER, Del. – An attempt to purchase marijuana leads to an attempted robbery and shots fired Sunday afternoon.

Police say it happened around 1:30 p.m. when a 43-year-old male victim approached two, young, black males in the Hamlet Shopping Center parking lot to buy marijuana.

According to officers, after failing to make a transaction the victim walked away toward Heritage Drive. That's when one of the suspects attempted to rob the victim while brandishing a handgun, police say. After a struggle, the victim got away. Officers say the suspect then fired two shots, which went through the back of the victim's coat and shirt without ever hitting the victim.

The suspects are described as black males in their late teens or early 20's. The suspect with the handgun was described as being 6-feet tall, with an average build and an orange or red hooded sweatshirt under a dark jacket with bright blue shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at http://www.tipsubmit.com.

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